Author's note: A U.S. official has stated that no Somalis had been captured in the course of the raid and rescue.
“So, about good for one tactical burst,” the first Air Force official said.
But for all my slings and arrows, I know for a fact that Donilon—more than any other Obama official—did good for our country.
Whether or not Zimmerman was an official neighborhood watchman or was self-appointed is now a matter of dispute.
About 10 minutes later, official word crossed the wires, and the world heard the astonishing news.
With the Russian official the main thing is the passport, not the baggage.
The official language was Italian, which was regarded as more elegant.
That would be the official way of making the country happy and contented.
And Zara did not doubt that his official capacity still obtained.
The British official account of this action is not before us.
early 14c., from Old French oficial "law officer; bishop's representative" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin officialis "attendant to a magistrate, public official," noun use of officialis (adj.) "of or belonging to duty, service, or office" (see official (adj.)). Meaning "person in charge of some public work or duty" first recorded 1550s.
late 14c., "performing a service; required by duty," from Old French oficial "official; main, principal" (14c., Modern French officiel) or directly from Late Latin officialis "of or belonging to duty, service, or office," from Latin officium (see office). Meaning "pertaining to an office or official position" is from c.1600.
official of·fi·cial (ə-fĭsh'əl)
Authorized by or contained in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs.